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|County :||Altenkirchen (Westerwald)|
|Association municipality :||Churches (victory)|
|Height :||330 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||51.36 km 2|
|Residents:||1569 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||31 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||51598|
|Primaries :||02734, 02294, 02297|
|License plate :||AK|
|Community key :||07 1 32 037|
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|Mayor :||Norbert Kläs ( SPD )|
|Location of the local community Friesenhagen in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald)|
Friesenhagen is the northernmost municipality in Rhineland-Palatinate and, with an area of 51.3 square kilometers, the largest in the Altenkirchen district. Its southernmost counterpart, Neuburg am Rhein , is 280 kilometers away by road.
Wildenburg train station, Bettorf, Bockenbaum, Busenbach, Busenhagen, Dernbach, Diedenberg, Engelshäuschen, Erlenbruch, Eueln, Friesenhagen, Gerndorf, Gerndorferhöhe, Girtseifen, Gösingen, Gösingerhütte, Götzen, Grendel, Großlangenbach, Gut Altenhofen, Hammer, Hammerhöhe, Heiligenborn, Helmert, Hilchenbach, Höfchen, Höferhof, Hohhäuschen, Hollenseifen, Hühnerkamp, Hundscheidt, Johannesberg, Kappenstein, Köppernöll, Krottorf with Crottorf Castle, Kuchenwald, Küchelschlade, Küchelseifen, Mittelolbach, carrots, Mohrenbach, Mühlenhof, Mühlenseifen, Neuhöhe, Niedersolbach , Oberweidenbruch, Quasthöhe, Ritterwäldchen, Rübegarten, Schlade, Schmalenbach, Schmalenbachsmühle, Schönbach, Sommerhof, Staade, Stausberg, Steeg, Steegerhütte, Truttenseifen, Unterstädigen, Wasserhof, Watermill, Weidenbruch, Weierseifen, Westbach, Wiesental, Wildenburg with castle, Wildenburg , Wippe Wippermühle, Wittershagen, Wöllenbach, Ziegenschlade.
The Wisser Bach rises in the east of Friesenhagen and flows into the Sieg in Wissen . In addition, the Bigge flows through the district in a short section. The Wildenburger Bach lies in the north of the village and is still fed by the Weierbach before it flows into the Wisser Bach. To the west of Wildenburg-Bahnhof are the ponds Wildenburger Weiher , Biggeweiher , Oberweiher and Unterweiher . In the south of the village there is still the Gösinger Weiher , near the district of the same name.
The following neighboring municipalities border the municipality of Friesenhagen (clockwise from the north): Wenden ( Olpe district , NRW ), Freudenberg ( Siegen-Wittgenstein district , NRW), Harbach , Kirchen (Sieg) , Katzwinkel (Sieg) , Birken-Honigsessen (all districts Altenkirchen (Westerwald) , ( RLP )), Morsbach and Reichshof (both Oberbergischer Kreis , NRW).
Friesenhagen was first mentioned in 1131 in a document from Pope Innocent II .
The witch persecution in Friesenhagen / Wildenburger Land fell victim to over 200 people in the period from 1590 to 1652. The place of execution was on the Blumenberg near today's Anna Chapel in Friesenhagen.
The development of the population of Friesenhagen in relation to today's municipal area; the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
The municipal council in Friesenhagen consists of 16 council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.
The distribution of seats in the municipal council:
- WGZ = Zimmermann voter group
Local mayor of Friesenhagen is Norbert Kläs (SPD). In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was re-elected with 85.34% of the vote.
Culture and sights
In Friesenhagen there are some listed cultural monuments :
Cultural monuments in the place
- The Catholic Parish Church of St. Sebastian. From the originally late Romanesque three-aisled church, only the tower, which was raised in 1751, and the triumphal arch are preserved. The main choir is attributed to the beginning of the 16th century. Inside is a remarkable interior with works from the 15th and 16th centuries. The font dates from the first half of the 13th century.
- The monument zone in the town center with numerous, well-preserved half-timbered houses from the 18th century (south and east of the church; Hauptstraße, Klosterstraße, Strahlbachstraße)
- The former Franciscan monastery, an elongated hipped roof building made of quarry stone , built from 1741 to 1744 (Klosterstrasse)
Cultural monuments in the municipality
- The Crottorf Castle is designated as a monument zone; the castle, at its core a medieval moated castle, dates from the middle of the 16th century. The monument zone includes the former mill, the chapel of the Holy Cross (1701) and a cross from 1620.
- The ruins of Wildenburg Castle with a Gothic keep and remains of walls from the 14th to the 18th century.
- The Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, a plastered building from the 18th century (above Friesenhagen)
- The Rochus Chapel, probably from the 17th century (west of the Wildenburg)
- The St. Anna Chapel, the so-called Red Chapel, probably from the 17th century (above Friesenhagen). A plaque next to the Red Chapel and the old linden tree commemorates the witch trials in the 17th century.
Every year on the last weekend in September there is a harvest festival with a pageant.
Economy and Infrastructure
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2018 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 10 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
- Uwe Knepper: Friesenhagen - The witch madness in the Wildenburger Land . Word Wizard self-published, 2007 ( friesenhagener-geschichte.de [PDF; 5.4 MB ; accessed on February 27, 2018]).
- Friesenhagen - The Witch Mania in Wildenburger Land or "... see my children again", the true story of Agnes Schmitt. Retrieved February 27, 2018 .
- Josef Rinscheid: See my children again. A historical tale from the time of the witch madness in the Wildenburger Land . Niederfischbach 1950 ( movingfunpictures.de [PDF; 7.2 MB ; accessed on February 27, 2018]).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Friesenhagen. Retrieved November 5, 2019 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see churches (Sieg), Verbandsgemeinde, second line of results. Retrieved November 5, 2019 .
- General Directorate for Cultural Heritage Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Informational directory of cultural monuments - Altenkirchen district. Mainz 2019, p. 15 f. (PDF; 5.2 MB).
- Georg Dehio : Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland. Deutscher Kunstverlag, Munich 1984, ISBN 3-422-00382-7 ( Handbook of German Art Monuments ).
- Red Chapel in Friesenhagen. In: Online travel guide Germany. Retrieved February 27, 2018 .
- Hermann-Josef Schuh: Thanksgiving in the Wildenburger Land . Ed .: Erntedankfest Friesenhagen e. V. Siegen 2017, ISBN 978-3-944157-30-6 .